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Featureworks Ltd Canterbury

We are Canterbury's most skilled stonemasonry, brick and block laying company and have more than 20 years experience in the masonry construction industry. In that time we have refined and perfected our skills and apply them on a daily basis to all forms of masonry construction & restoration.
We are Featureworks & we are your masonry specialists.

About Us

 

Featureworks | Stonemasons & earthquake repair specialists.

We are a professional licensed New Zealand company working in the building industry Featureworks was started by Master mason Tim Hanifin in 2002. We specialise in masonry construction utilising a wide variety of locally sourced materials.

Being a Canterbury based company, we have worked extensively with the reconstruction, and repairs of buildings, retaining walls and masonry features, which were devastated in the not so distant destruction of the Christchurch earthquakes.

Your projects are of the utmost importance to us. We take pride in our craft and our construction work meets the high standards set by both the New Zealand authority building codes, our own professional standards, and we use Hazardco Health and Safety policy and plans. We can construct both a block wall and also clad it in natural stone. This ensures that both the foundation construction and the cladding work meet our stringent standards. A variety of the natural stone that we use in the construction of solid stone walls, and in natural stone cladding can be seen here.

 

Meet The Team

Meet the Featureworks team, we’re a small but passionate bunch!

Tim Hanifin

Tim Hanifin

The Boss View Details
Gary McLachlan

Gary McLachlan

Tim's left hand man. View Details
Tim Hanifin

Tim Hanifin

The Boss

Tim learned the art of stonemasonry, block and bricklaying and became fully qualified on completion of his apprenticeship in 1999.
The full spectrum of laying masonry in modern and contemporary styles was mastered during the extensive work in the South Island that included the restoration of stone churches in Timaru, schist, brick and block
building projects in the Mackenzie District.
Tim had much demand for his masonry craft skills, and in 2002 created his own business Featureworks Ltd, in Christchurch NZ.

Gary McLachlan

Gary McLachlan

Tim's left hand man.

Gary has 4 years experience in brick & block work and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Featureworks (stone) table. Following in Tim’s footsteps in his quest to become a master of the trade.

What We Can Build & Materials Used

Using brick, block and natural stone in home construction, can contribute to insulation due to the thermal mass of the stone. Being non- combustible, it can protect buildings from fire, and because mostly does not require painting for protection, it is cost effective throughout its life. Stone lasts a lifetime When constructed using good quality materials and skilled workmanship, masonry provides a very durable form of building. Featureworks can build anything stone, brick or block. All EQC repairs, houses, garages, fences, barbecues, paving, water features, mailboxes, feature walls and fireplaces.

Bricks & Blocks

Concrete blocks all sizes New bricks all sizes, Old Reds, Brick and stone paving.

Alexandra Schist

Predominantly rusty reds and browns with grains of black, green and quartz veins running through it. Sourced from the outskirts of Alexandra.

Clutha Schist

Predominantly grey, fine grains of black running through the stone with patches of brown. Sourced from The Lindis Valley.

Waitaha Schist

Attractive sparkling grey, with white Quartz veins from the West Coast, New Zealand. 

Oamaru Stone

These are cut to any size and style from sawn cut face to bolstered face.

Hari Hari Schist

Hari Hari walling is quarried on the west coast. predominant grey with natural orange faces scattered throughout. 

River Stone

Hand picked to suit any style and size masonry project.

Timaru Blue Stone

These are cut to any size and style from sawn cut face to bolstered face.

Hinuera Stone

These are cut to any size and style from sawn cut face to bolstered face to suit requirements.

  • Hughbuilt Ltd.

    Our company has had a long association with Featureworks Ltd and have always found them to operate in a professional manner. Featureworks have high standards of workmanship that cannot be faulted and also strictly adhere to health and safety. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any one.

    Hughbuilt Ltd.
  • Mike Brown

    Having first met Tim on a three level home in Bownevale Ave that we were building for friends of ours, Tim and his team laid volcanic rock to the face of our concrete structure. The rock was hand picked from the pile of excavated blasted rock from the foundations on site which made this particular cladding a very special focus point at the front of the home. We have since used Tim’s services such as brick/block laying and stone laying on various other projects in which were completed in a very professional manner. We would recommend his services to others in the architectural housing market

    Mike Brown
  • Jeff Thompson

    Tim from Featureworks has been doing my EQC repair work for the last 3 years. He has also built a schist fireplace and garden walls at my own house. His workmanship is of a consistently high standard, and I would have no hesitation recommending him to any prospective clients.

    Jeff Thompson
  • The team from Featureworks turned our grubby, lichen covered, earthquake damaged 80-year old stone wall into a work of wonder. Water blasting revealed the true colour of the original pink and grey volcanic rock, cracks were repaired to match the existing masonry and work carried out so as to ensure the wall retained its historic essence. Tim provided helpful advice and excellent service.

    Margaret Forward
  • Hughbuilt Ltd.

    Our company has had a long association with Featureworks Ltd and have always found them to operate in a professional manner. Featureworks have high standards of workmanship that cannot be faulted and also strictly adhere to health and safety. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any one.

    Hughbuilt Ltd.
  • Mike Brown

    Having first met Tim on a three level home in Bownevale Ave that we were building for friends of ours, Tim and his team laid volcanic rock to the face of our concrete structure. The rock was hand picked from the pile of excavated blasted rock from the foundations on site which made this particular cladding a very special focus point at the front of the home. We have since used Tim’s services such as brick/block laying and stone laying on various other projects in which were completed in a very professional manner. We would recommend his services to others in the architectural housing market

    Mike Brown
  • Jeff Thompson

    Tim from Featureworks has been doing my EQC repair work for the last 3 years. He has also built a schist fireplace and garden walls at my own house. His workmanship is of a consistently high standard, and I would have no hesitation recommending him to any prospective clients.

    Jeff Thompson
  • The team from Featureworks turned our grubby, lichen covered, earthquake damaged 80-year old stone wall into a work of wonder. Water blasting revealed the true colour of the original pink and grey volcanic rock, cracks were repaired to match the existing masonry and work carried out so as to ensure the wall retained its historic essence. Tim provided helpful advice and excellent service.

    Margaret Forward

Work

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.

Modern Design With Natural Stone

Modern Design With Natural Stone

Entry Way Feature

Entry Way Feature

Modern Fireplace Design

Modern Fireplace Design

Entrance Feature

Entrance Feature

Home Features

Home Features

Natural Stone Fireplace

Natural Stone Fireplace

Fire Place

Fire Place

Chimney Construction

Chimney Construction

Building With NZ Stone

Building With NZ Stone

Nature Stone Chimney

Nature Stone Chimney

Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor Fireplace

Christchurch Earthquake Repairs

Christchurch Earthquake Repairs

Architectural Honed Blockwork

Architectural Honed Blockwork

Brick & Patio by Featureworks

Brick & Patio by Featureworks

River Stone Individually Selected

River Stone Individually Selected

Stonemasonry Work

Stonemasonry Work

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